crooked_tree_varietyDark Horse is an interesting brewery from Marshall, MI that makes great stuff. It’s a brewery that only distributes to the midwest and some random east coast states. NC just happens to be one of those. Don’t question why, just be thankful.

They’ve got a great variety pack hitting NC stores this week that you should grab for your weekend plans if you see it. Variety packs are typically great because you 1.)you’re getting a 12-pack and B.)they’re great to take to parties because III.)they usually have something for everyone. This variety pack is tad bit different, but that’s also why I’m recommending it.

Crooked Tree is Dark Horse’s standard IPA. This pack contains 3 bottles of Crooked Tree, but also 3 bottles of different “single hop” versions. Those hops are Cascade, Falconers Flight and Apollo. This is a great chance to train your palate on the differences between these hops. I mean, what else are you going to do this weekend?

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